Black exterior with Light Oak power top and matching interior
5.7L V8 engine with sequential fuel injection
Fourspeed automatic transmission and 2.73 gearing
Corsa Performance axle and crossover pipes installed in 2006
HeadsUp Display (HUD)
Active Handling System
Fourwheel disc brakes with ABS and retrofitted with crossdrilled discs, traction control
Driver and front passenger airbags
Headlights converted to exposed units from popups
Documentation includes approximately $3,800 worth of service and maintenance receipts, registration and inspection documents and aftermarket part warranties
Many of our recent Corvettes have been coupes so its a refreshing change to offer this 2002 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible here at MotoeXotica Classic Cars. We are selling this awesome black Vette for a widow to satisfy an estate.
Built in August 2001 at the GM factory in Bowling Green, Kentucky, this car came with the following equipment Positraction, 2.73 rear end, fourwheel doublewishbone independent suspension with transverse fiberglass leaf springs, speed sensitive, variable assist rack and pinion steering, power fourwheel disc brakes with antilock, driver and front passenger airbags, sixway power driver seat, electronic analog gauges with multilanguage driver information center, tire pressure monitor sensor, cruise control, power windows, power antenna, heated rear window, intermittent windshield wipers and more.
The cars black paint is in very good condition, as are the glass panels, including the heated backlight in the convertible top. The cars lights are also in good order and note that exposed lights replaced the standard, retractable headlights. The car rides on factory, fivespoke alloy wheels, surrounded by Toyo Proxes tires, 245/45ZR17 in front and 275/40ZR18 in rear. The cars sheet molded compound body panels are straight and solid and the bumpers condition matches that of the rest of the body. The Light Oak powerfolding top is in good order, too. Driver assist features include air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, power locks, power windows, power mirrors and power seats with memory functions. A previous owner had Corsa Performance axle and crossover pipes installed in 2006.
Inside, the Light Oak bucket seats are in excellent condition while the matching carpet is in very good shape. The twotoned instrument panel (black upper and Light Oak lower) is in very good condition, as is the fourspoke steering wheel, door panels, mirror glass, center console and shift lever. The car comes with dual front airbags and theres a headsup display unit in the dash top, which will project vehicle speed and other data (selectable by the driver) without the need to look away from the road ahead. Rounding out the interior is the factory DelcoBose AM/FM stereo with CD player.
A major change from its predecessor theC4, the C5 featured ahydroformedbox frame, a design that offered an improved structural platform, especially for aconvertiblebody style. The transmission was relocated to the rear of the car to form an integrated, rearmountedtransaxleassembly, connected to the allnewLS1engine via atorque tube an engine/transmission arrangement enabling a 5050 weight distribution for improved handling. The4L60Eautomatic transmissioncarried over from previous models but themanualwas replaced by aBorgWarner T56 sixspeedcapable of a 175mph top speed. Relative to the C4, the new platform and structural design substantially reduced squeaks and rattles.
Aside from cosmetic differences, horsepower boosts and new offerings for optional equipment, there were few fundamental changes from one model year to the next within the production run of the C5. One of the more popular "hightech" options introduced was aheadup displayor HUD, while another innovation was theActive Handling System(first available as an option in 1998, standard on all models by 2001). The C5 was also the first Corvette to incorporate adrivebywirethrottle; and variableeffort steering, whereby the assist level of the power steering is varied according to vehicle speed (more at lower speeds, less at higher speeds). Also notable, though rarely discussed, the C5 generation was the first model to adopt the parallel or 'tandem' windshield wiper configuration, abandoning the opposed configuration that was used on every previous Corvette model since the first in 1953.
In contrast to the reputation of highperformance vehicles for poorfuel economy, the C5 achieves comparatively highEPAratings of 18/25mpg(city/highway) with the automatic transmissionand 19/28 with the manual transmission, allowing it to avoid the "gas guzzler" tax that was levied against most other vehicles in the Corvette's class. A number of factors are responsible for this: the relatively light weight of the C5 (acurb weightunder 3,300lbs; Chevrolet omitted the spare tire as a weightsaving measure, relying uponrunflat tiresinstead); the C5's lowdrag coefficient; and the vehicle's tendency to upshift into the higher gears as soon as possible. The manual transmission'sComputerAided Gear Shifting(CAGS) results in an obligatory shift from first gear directly into fourth gear under certain driving conditions; the system can be deactivated through the use of an aftermarket device.
Suspension choices for the base model C5 were limited to the standard suspension (RPOFE1), with options for either theautocrossinspired FE3 Sport Suspension (included with the Z51 Performance & Handling Package and standard on the 19992000 FRC); or the F45 Selective Ride Control Suspension, which permitted "onthefly" driver selection of different ride characteristics (sport or touring). The C5's suspension consisted of independent unequallengthdouble wishboneswithtransverse fiberglass monoleaf springsand optionalmagnetorheological dampers.
The C5 is capable of matching or besting the 060mph acceleration times of some of the world's premier sports cars, including theAston Martin DB7 Vantage, and theFerrari 355. A composite of published performance numbers for the basemodel coup and convertible gives a 060mph time of around 4.5seconds, and a standing quartermile time of around 13.3seconds at 108mph (both times for a vehicle equipped with the 6speed manual transmission).
While the C5 may have been initially criticized for using inexpensive materials and older technology (e.g., composites in body panels and floor boards; an OHV engine; and leaf springs), ostensibly as costcutting measures, these components are actually very strong for their relatively light weight (low mass), or have proven reliability. The C5's modular body panels make excellent use of a lightweight composite material known in the automotive industry as SMC or sheet molded composite, a type of fiberglass that is blended and bonded with plastics. SMC provides better protection against direct blows because it is very stiff and will not dent. The floorboards on the C5 are a composite sandwich of SMC with balsa wood in the middle. Balsa wood was chosen for its extreme stiffness, light weight and excellent sound deadening qualities. The all aluminum LS1 overhead valve engine is much lighter than its cast iron predecessor, the LT1 and provides for a much lower hoodline when compared to an overhead cam design of relative displacement. Thecomposite leaf springsare much lighter and sit much lower than typical coil springs and help provide the C5 with its excellent ride characteristics and distinctive ride height.
Documentation includes approximately $3,800 in service and maintenance receipts, registration and inspection documents and aftermarket part warranties. In July 2014, this car was involved in an accident and sustained damage to the right rear quarter panel. Car was repaired at a local Chevrolet dealer and brought back to factory specifications. Related paperwork is included in the cars documents.
Competition to this Corvette in 2002 included Maseratis Spyder Cambiocorsa, Ferraris 355, Jaguars XKR100 Convertible, Aston Martins DB7 Volante, BMWs M Roadster and MercedesBenzs SL 600.
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 59,975 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE
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